Dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, and headache are typical Lopressor side effects. Low blood pressure brought on by lopressor may also result in fainting. Immediately get in touch with your doctor or seek medical help if you experience any of these side effects.
Other less frequent side effects include stomach pain, rashes, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Immediately get in touch with your doctor or seek medical help if you experience any of these side effects.
The serious side effects of Lopressor can also include shortness of breath, ankle or leg swelling, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and fainting. Immediately get in touch with your doctor or seek medical help if you experience any of these side effects.
If you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you are pregnant, let your doctor know before taking Lopressor.
100 mg twice daily is the typical starting dose for Lopressor.
-A daily dose of 400 mg is the maximum advised amount.
-To prevent stomach upset, take Lopressor with food or milk.
-If you miss a Lopressor dose, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is almost due and carry on with your regular dosing schedule. Never take two Lopressor doses at the same time.
How does Lopressor work?
Lopressor works by reducing heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to allow for easier blood circulation throughout the body. Because Lopressor is a beta blocker, it prevents the beta-adrenergic receptors in the heart and blood vessels from functioning. Heart strain, blood pressure, and heart rate are all decreased by this action. High blood pressure, heart attacks, irregular heartbeats, and other conditions are all treated with lopressor. Other uses for Lopressor not covered in this medication guide are also possible.